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Community Education Courses

Step-By-Step Evidence-Based Direct Bonded Restorations

Most dentists spend a good part of their day placing direct restorations. With the prominent role of adhesive dentistry in our practices, it becomes more and more important to streamline techniques and materials for maximum effect.

In this course, Dr. John Maggio will present current literature to guide proper placement of direct bonded restorations in practice. Every step will be addressed, from diagnosis to preparation design to bonding to proper contours.

At the completion of this course, participants will be able to:

1.Weigh when to enter a tooth, and when to use non-invasive methods

2.Judge how much tooth structure to remove and know when to use the double liner technique

3.Predict factors that could affect bond strength

4.Differentiate between bonds for composite, amalgam and glass ionomer

5.Choose the best matrix system for a given tooth and material

6.Simplify treatment of challenging root caries lesions

7.Identify existing restorations that could benefit from refurbishing or repair, as opposed to complete replacement, even in the presence of caries
This course draws from two major textbooks and scores of published research and review articles. Each research article is presented in a balanced manner and weighed against the body of literature as a whole. References are given for all sources of information in this course.

Instructors: John Maggio, DDS
Price: $90.00
Date: November 14, 2012
Time: 6 - 9 pm
Location: Norwich Campus
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